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The Countdown To Strictly Challenge – Day 2

Yesterday, we launched our latest challenge, a month full of fun to get us into the spirit ready for Strictly 2017!

Yesterday, we shared our favourite first dance. Today it’s the turn of the wonderful pro dancers to take centre stage, as we share our favourite pro number of 2016.

There were many fab-u-lous pro dances last year, but our favourite has to be the West Side Story dance from Musicals week.

We love Musicals and West Side Story is one of our favourites. This dance captured the spirit of the musical and we loved the choreography and overall performance. It was deserving of a place on the West End Stage or even Broadway. Even my little 7 year old loved the dance, especially when she saw what she called Karen’s Sassypants bit! We also loved the love story between Janette and Aljaz (playing Maria and Tony.) It made it one of the most beautiful pro dances ever in our opinion.

In case you missed it earlier, here are the Strictly Pros with this wonderful dance:

What was your favourite pro dance of 2016? Comment below or tweet @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cassie : )

Strictly Couple Weeks – Sophie and Brendan – Day 2

Over the years on Strictly we have seen many memorable and fab-u-lous Argentine Tangos. In 2013, we suffered a bit of an Argentine Tango drought, with no Argentine Tango being performed until week 7 (when our couple in the limelight, Sophie and Brendan took to the floor to show us this brilliant dance.)

We had waited what felt like a life-time for an Argentine Tango and once we watched this dance we fell in love! 

It was beautifully choreographed and gave us goosebumps. Sophie’s dress was gorgeous and the whole routine made us remember why we loved this dance so much. In our eyes it was slightly undermarked – it got 32/40 points but in our eyes it deserved at least 3, 9s in our opinion

In case you missed it earlier, her are Sophie and Brendan with their wonderful Argentine Tango:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tweet us @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Harry and Aliona – Day 2

It’s Tuesday and here at Strictly Support Group HQ we couldn’t resist sharing one of our all-time favourite Argentine Tangos. 

Those of you who follow our blog will know that this week is Harry and Aliona week. Earlier today we shared their Argentine Tango. It was a dance that had so much passion, we’re pretty sure Bruno would have needed to lie down (after falling off his chair) and Len probably went off to pickle his walnuts in a dark room.

We loved this dance for so many reasons. It was a true goosebumps moment. Everything from the music, to the costumes (Aliona’s dress gave us serious dress envy) to the choreography and the performance just left us watching on in awe.

We loved this dance and shared it earlier on twitter and on our facebook pages:

We’d love to hear what you loved about this dance. You can tell us by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly Couple Weeks – Mark and Karen – Day 2

So yesterday, we shared Mark and Karen’s wonderful Cha Cha Cha which got the week started off with a bang!

It’s Tuesday, which can mean only one thing here at Strictly Support Group HQ. It’s time for us to share a tango from this brilliant pairing. One Tango they performed stands out, and that’s their Argentine Tango.

Yes, even today, 11 years after it was performed, it still gives us goosebumps. It was one of those perfect Strictly moments and a perfect Argentine Tango which just oozed passion, agression and everything you’d expect it to!

In case you missed it earlier, here are Mark and Karen with their brilliant Argentine Tango:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Claudia and AJ – Day 2

So, yesterday we launched Team Pocket Rocket week, sharing their light, bright and cheery quickstep.

Today things are getting a little sultry with their Argentine Tango.

This was a dance which was everything we expected from an Argentine Tango but it gave so much more, especially with that epic lift!

Once again, hair, make-up and costume pulled together to produce a wonderful look and the song was a song we’d never have imagined being used for an Argentine Tango. That being said, it worked, and worked really well.

Claudia performed the dance really well. It was technically precise and one of those dances where the passion left us mesmerised. We were shocked when there were no 10s.We weren’t alone in our shock, as Claudia (Winkleman) did ask the judges that week what Claudia had to do to achieve a 10. The next week all our dance dreams were answered when they achieved their first 10 of the competition with a truly roar-some Salsa!

Earlier we shared this stunning dance on our twitter and Facebook pages. If you didn’t see it earlier, here it is again for your eyes only:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply comment below or tweet us @scd_support to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly Couple Weeks – Colin and Erin – Day 2

So, yesterday we unveiled the first dance to be in the spotlight as part of our week dedicated to series 3 finalists Colin and Erin. 

We’re taking a step back to one of our favourite series and are reliving seven of this couple’s wonderful dances. Yesterday was the turn of the quickstep and today, as it’s Tuesday, it’s Tango Day!

Ok, it wasn’t this couple’s best dance, but we have to make a point that as a sportsman, Colin was not used to acting and he did try his best, as you’ll see from the video. It still was a brilliant dance nonetheless and we loved Erin’s choreography as well as the overall feel of the dance.

In case you missed it earlier, here are Colin and Erin with their tantalising Tango!

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Derbeke – Day 2

Yesterday we shared Katie and Anton’s elegant and joyous quickstep. Today, as part of our Tango Tuesday, we shared their dramatic Tango.

It was one of those moments of Strictly perfection where music, choreography, dance and performance all came together and gave us a wonderful result. It’s been windy here over the past few days, and if truth be told this dance blew us away.

It’s always good to make a great first impression, which these two did with their wonderful Jive, however for their week 2 dance there is always an air of anticipation as to how said couple will perform. We can honestly say we were left surprised and amazed at how brilliant this dance was. It was great to see Anton dance with a celebrity who could actually dance!

Normally, my little girl gets ever so slightly excited watching Strictly (imagine Bruno when he falls off his chair levels of excitement) but this was a dance where she was so mesmerised by the dance you could hear a pin drop in our house.

It had just the right amount of drama and power and if we could use one word for the dance it’d have to be this – SLAY!

In case you missed it earlier, here are Katie and Anton with their dramatic and powerful Tango for you this Tuesday.

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. WE look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Couple Weeks – Jeremy and Karen – Day 2!

It’s Tuesday, and here at the Strictly Support Group, that can mean only one thing, it’s time for us to share a memorable Tango with you all.

As part of our Strictly Couple Weeks, every day this week we’ll be reliving one of Jeremy Vine and Karen Clifton’s moments. This couple have been chosen by Bella, my 7 year old Strictly fan, as in her words “Jeremy is what Strictly is all about – having fun and enjoying yourself when dancing!”

For today’s dance, we’re reliving their entertaining and terrific Tango, featuring Bertie the horse. We sat at home waiting for this dance filled with anticipation. It did not disappoint, Karen’s choreography was (as always) original and full of steps and content which Jeremy executed brillliantly. It was by far their best performance (and Bertie deserved a glittery rosette in our eyes too!) and it definitely made us smile.

In case you missed it earlier, here it is again for you all:

We’d love to hear what you all thought of this dance. Simply tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

We’ll be back later with our quiz on twitter from 8pm. We’ll also be back tomorrow with another dance of Jeremy and Karen’s. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cassie 🙂

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks – Team Glita – Day 2

Yesterday we kicked our Team Glita (Gleb and Anita) themed week with their wonderful Charleston. It’s Tuesday today and that can only mean one thing for us here at the Strictly Support Group, it’s Tango Time!

Anita and Gleb were lucky enough to perform both Ballroom and Argentine Tango during their time on Strictly. Today we’ve chosen their effortlessly cool, sleek and dramatic Ballroom Tango.

We loved Gleb’s choreography which really challenged Anita but gave us some brilliant and very memorable routines. This was unlike any Ballroom Tango we’d ever seen on Strictly, but we absolutely loved it. It was dramatic but also elegant at the same time. Gleb’s challenging choreography definitely was a risk, but it paid off in our opinion and sometimes you do have to take risks to earn the public’s votes and high scores from the judges

In case you missed it earlier, here it is again, just for you:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. Tweet @scd_support or comment below to let us know. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

We’ll be back tomorrow with another Team Glita fix *wonders which dance it’ll be*

Cassie 🙂 

Strictly Support Group – Strictly Couple Weeks, Georgia and Giovanni – Day 2

So, yesterday we launched our Team GG Couple week with their phenomenal fearless Charleston *shows this moment again and covers eyes whilst doing so in protective mum mode*


It’s Tuesday and we love nothing more on a Tuesday than to share a Tango! It means today we’re sharing their brilliant Ghostbusters tango.

We like to think that if the Ghostbusters were ever invited to the Strictly studios to ward off some spooky spirits, they would perform this dance. It was fiendishly difficult, freakishly good,  fast, full of attitude and brilliantly executed. It was a moment where Georgia really shone and once again Giovanni gave her some challenging choreography which she mastered. In case you missed it earlier, here it is again:

We’d love to hear what you thought of this dance. tell us why you thought it was freakishly good by tweeting @scd_support or commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cassie 🙂